MHG1804 - Cemetery, Camster


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Type and Period (1)

  • CEMETERY (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Camster Grave Yard (NAT) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

'Caithness Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by A.S.Cowper & I.Ross.
The survey may not include inscription information after 1855 and each inscription transcribed does not give the full details that appear on the stones, abbreviations used. Some ommissions and inacuracies. Published 1992.
J Aitken : 20/12/02
A small detached grave yard. Of the origin or church to which it belonged nothing is known in the neighbourhood. Interments are still made in it. (Not in RCAHMS inventory)
Name Book 1872.

Camster graveyard is in good condition and oriented N-S, measuring about 12.5 by 6.5m. The earliest legible stone is dated 1806 and the latest 1938. Future interments are anticipated.
About 6m outside the S wall is a curving, turf-covered bank which could be part of an earlier graveyard wall otherwise destroyed, although there is no local tradition of one.
Visited by OS (I S S) 6 April 1972.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2495 4519 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND24NW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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